02 February 2009

Daring Bakers....Failure!

This month's challenge is brought to us by Karen of Bake My Day and Zorra of 1x umruehren bitte aka Kochtopf. They have chosen Tuiles from The Chocolate Book by Angélique Schmeink and Nougatine and Chocolate Tuiles from Michel Roux.

This is my first Daring Baker's Failure. It wasn't a complete failure since it tasted good, but, believe me, it was hideous to look at. Hideous. Luckily, I had all the ingredients (meaning: it wasn't expensive) and it was a quick one (meaning: all my time wasn't wasted).

I won't go into too many details, but I tried the Tuiles recipe (we only had to pick one of the three available recipes) and went gluten- and dairy-free for my little buddy, Nadrew. It didn't work. They never got crisp and they just blobbed into ugly masses. Buuuut...they were really good and Nadrew was happy. (see pic at right for proof!)

One of the requirements was to pair the tuiles with something light. I picked Orange Sorbet which I found on Recipezaar. Thank God I did! It was sooo good. You use fresh squeezed orange juice and it tasted exactly like summer. I don't know how else to describe the icy-cold deliciousness that melted in my mouth. The only downside is that we shared the half-gallon with another family of six. Two quarts divided between four adults and eight children is not enough. Trust me. I'm thinking it might just be enough for me and Duggy. Any less than a quart a piece is cruel and torturous.

Here is Duggy rationing out, with his special brand of meticulosity, the beloved sorbet.

Look at the sad, little tuiles. Poor things.
(esp. when pictured with the ultra-superb orange sorbet!)
Less than pleasing to the eye, but luckily quite delicious to the palate!